The 4th reactor at the worst-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan has exploded, prompting Japanese authorities to widen the evacuation zone repeatedly.
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This is going beyond ugly. Three Mile Island failed to be a major disaster because the containment dome held up. This containment dome has just failed catastrophically.
It is very hard to know what to say at this point, my friends, other than to express my extreme sympathy and best wishes for the Japanese people.
Oh yes, and on the possible nutcake-alert front, some are saying that HAARM was used to cause this earthquake and subsequent disasters. I'll let you look HAARM up for yourselves and decide what to think. Just try to remember that while paranoia is defined as an unreasonable fear, it is difficult to objectively determine which concerns are unreasonable when dealing with the workings (or possible workings) of an unknown technology.